Potholes and a personal injury lawyer in Ravenscourt Park
Many of Britain’s roads are in a pretty shabby state of repair. Pressure groups argue that some £10 billion is needed to sort the problem out nationwide. But with ever-increasing pressure on public finances, it looks unlikely that this sort of money will be made available to sort out the country’s highways any time soon. As a consequence, road users, be they car drivers, motorbike riders, cyclists or pedestrians, are likely to face the prospect of being injured in an accident that was not their fault due to potholes and other imperfections for many years to come.
Consumer group Which? estimates that councils in England and Wales paid out £22.8 million in compensation for pothole-related accidents in 2012, but many people who are injured as a result of road imperfections fail to make a personal injury claim. Some don’t realise that they can, while others are of the mistaken opinion that to do so would be expensive and time consuming.
You’re already paying for the upkeep of the country’s roads through your taxes, so why should you have to lose money through lost income or medical expenses if you get injured as a result of their poor condition. You shouldn’t. If you’re injured as a result of an accident that came about as a result of our poorly-maintained roads, you should get in contact with a decent 100% no win no fee* personal injury lawyer in Ravenscourt Park to find out if you might be able to make a claim for personal injury compensation.
Road-maintenance-related accidents and a personal injury lawyer in Ravenscourt Park
Picture the scene; you decide to take your push bike out for a leisurely Sunday afternoon ride around your local back roads. You’re riding just as you should, keeping in mind the laws of the road and the tips you picked up when you took part in cycling proficiency lessons when you were a kid. Suddenly, your front wheel hits a large pothole. You’re thrown over your handlebars and land on your chin, sustaining a nasty cut that requires stitches.
As your local authority will have had a responsibility to make sure the road you were riding on was safe, a good 100% no win no fee* personal injury lawyer in Ravenscourt Park might be able to secure you a compensation pay-out for the suffering you have been caused.
Get what you’re owed
Why should you suffer because your local authority is incapable of doing its job? You shouldn’t. If you’ve been injured in a pot hole-related road accident, pick up the phone and call Accident Advice Helpline to find out if it might be able to furnish you with a personal injury lawyer in Ravenscourt Park.
Date Published: 4th March 2014
Author: David Brown